NWCCD 2017-18 Catalog 
    Dec 09, 2022  
NWCCD 2017-18 Catalog [This is an Archived Catalog.]

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DHYG 2405 - Dental Anatomy

This course involves the study of basic dental terminology, tooth form, function occlusion, notation systems, tooth morphology, eruption and exfoliation patterns. Course activities include examination of natural teeth, teeth models and skulls.

Sequence of course work is established by the Dental Hygiene Program.


Minimum Student Competencies
Upon completion of DHYG 2405 Dental Anatomy, the student will:

  1. Locate and describe the basic structures of the oral cavity.
  2. Apply correct dental terminology to describe the location and morphologic characteristics of each tooth in the primary and permanent dentition.
  3. Differentiate between tooth numbering systems and apply the Universal numbering system to clinical and radiographic situations.
  4. Analyze a tooth’s function based on its morphology.
  5. Identify extracted teeth by name and Universal number.
  6. Predict dental hygiene instrumentation challenges based on root morphology.
  7. Predict patient homecare challenges and susceptibility to dental disease based on tooth morphology.
  8. Determine the eruption, exfoliation, and root completion dates for the primary and permanent dentition.
  9. Evaluate the occlusion of models/case studies/peers/patients and differentiate between the primary/mixed/permanent dentition.

Credits: 2

Instructional Method Lecture

Contact Hours: 2 hours/week

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